Peninsula State Park, Fish Creek

4.8
#1 of 57 in Nature in Wisconsin
With its cedar, maple, and beech forests, an abundance of wildlife, and a picturesque shoreline, Peninsula State Park is a perfect escape for campers and outdoor enthusiasts. The 1,528 ha (3,776 acre) park offers numerous hiking and biking trails, an 18-hole golf course, vehicle and tent camping areas, and many facilities to make your stay comfortable. Visit some of the park's famous landmarks, such as Eagle Bluff Lighthouse and its museum, plus the award-winning American Folklore Theatre. The 45 m (150 ft) tall bluffs that rise above the sandy beaches are the park's most recognized natural features. Availability of many amenities depends on the season and the weather; check online or via telephone before you visit. Use our Fish Creek day trip tool to add Peninsula State Park and other attractions to your Fish Creek vacation plans.
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  • One of the best state parks in Wisconsin to say the least! This is an extremely beautiful place with great features throughout! We really enjoyed camping in Nicolet Bay Area and being close to the bat...  more »
  • I enjoyed Peninsula State Park three times this year; May, August, and October; while hiking, biking, and driving through. It was beautiful to see changes of nature and to happen across foraging deer.  more »
  • Beautiful park. You can jog, walk, hike or ride through the park. I drove through near sunset so the skies were gorgeous.  more »
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  • Really spectacular park. If you're anywhere near Door County, this is the place to go. Huge; lovely, varied trails; beaches, bluffs, buildings, etc. I had some help from some really cool front desk people who recommended perfect spots for a nighttime walk as well as a daytime hike. Note that you can sleep inside the park—I didn't know that and wound up paying more to camp a mile or so away. Also note that the tower everyone recommends is gone and being rebuilt. We hiked along the northern part of the park and loved it. We looked across the bay towards the west at night and that was nice too. A great park.
  • Lovely place. Huge state park. We visited during fall season n colors were just wonderful. Nice seating areas. The beach area is also fun. Nicollete beach. Camping is fun.
  • Camped here for fall colors. Super busy but EXTREMELY beautiful! Go here for your next fall adventure but be sure to plan ahead! Spots fill up quick! If you're lucky enough, the colors will match with your reservation.
  • Huge state park with a lot of view points and things to do. Easily half a day can be spent here. Fall colors are awesome, plan your trip just after the 100% color in the door county area, reason being the park starts to color later than other areas. Easy access from all entrances. Rest rooms can be a bit more clean. $8 for a full day access!
  • We had a great time here- the views are incredible, it's a nice park to drive through, and there are some great look out points. We tried the Eagle Trail- it was really cool, but very intense. It's incredibly close (about 1 foot) to a sheer drop off with water below. Some sections seemed to have poorly maintained hand rails but some sections did not. It is a great trail for brave souls but not for the faint of heart- we didn't even make 1/2 mile of the 2 mile trail. What we saw was gorgeous but it was a bit perilous.

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